Things tagged random:
The holidays are here, and everything in America is going really well. To celebrate Black Friday, Cards Against Humanity is digging a tremendous hole in the earth.
Start thinking with your head instead of your hips
– Sidney Falco “Sweet Smell of Success” (1957)
Rob Rhinehart lets the crazy out:
The walls are buzzing. I know this because I have a magnet implanted in my hand and whenever I reach near an outlet I can feel them.
(It’s some odd blend of viral marketing and true insanity, and I love it.) Orginally at http://robrhinehart.com/?p=1331, but his site is now defunct, so link is to archive.is.
Emily S. Rueb in The New York Times:
Mr. Harinarain, a heating and air-conditioner repairman from Brooklyn, joined a procession of middle-aged men in fedoras and flat caps, cradling wood poles and cages the size of large shoe boxes, streaming into a pocket-size park in Richmond Hill, Queens, on a recent Sunday morning. The cages were blanketed in white coverlets, some trimmed with lace. Inside each one was a delicate songbird: a chestnut-bellied seed finch native to the northern parts of South America and the Caribbean.
Sundays are race days, though the events are not really races but speed-singing contests. Two cages each containing a male finch, whose fierce calls are triggered by an instinctive desire to woo females and defend turf, are hung on a pole about an inch apart.
studercinema at reddit:
My favorite comment:
Typical, Apple is always trying to reinvent the wheel.
Every single Kramer entrance, in chronological order. Enjoy!
Eric Grundhauser at Atlas Obscura:
Blue Man Group is a theatrical performance that defies easy categorization—part drumming, part acting, part Tobias Fünke—known for an audition process that competes with Manhattan preschools for difficulty of acceptance. But what’s it like to be behind all that blue paint? We spoke to a recently-retired Blue Man named Isaac Eddy. For over 12 years, Eddy lived and performed behind the thick blue veneer and anonymous black garb of the Blue Men. From Las Vegas to New York to London, Eddy portrayed one of the wordless azure elementals first developed by performance artists Chris Wink, Matt Goldman, and Phil Stanton in 1991.
In our conversation with Eddy, we found that he was far from silent about his experience as a Blue Man. From the struggles of learning drumming for the audition, to how the behavior of dogs informed his performance, to his portentous final show, Eddy let us in on just about every aspect of his time under the Blue, and why he decided to be a human again.
just edges out sneezing panda for favorite video from youtube
And the classic: https://youtu.be/98LoiMZ59Jw?t=11s
All of the English dialogue in “Star Wars”, split into words, and sorted alphabetically.